MENTAL HEALTH DIVERSION SPMI
The objective of Mental Health Diversion is to direct the defendant into treatment with Johnson County Mental Health (JCMH). Mental Health Diversion is available to defendants suffering from Severe and Persistent Mental Illness as well as defendants with chronic mental illness who are not currently diagnosed with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness. The programs are set forth below.
SPMI Mental Health Diversion
- The defendant must be a Johnson County resident.
- The defendant must submit an application for Mental Health Diversion to the District Attorney’s Office. If the Diversion Chief or Coordinator approves the defendant’s application for further review by JCMH, the Mental Health Diversion Case Manager will notify the defendant’s attorney. Todd Schemmel with JCMH will contact the defendant directly in order to schedule an assessment.
- A defendant’s eligibility for Mental Health Diversion will be based in part on a letter of recommendation along with a treatment plan from JCMH. Final approval for Mental Health Diversion will be made by the Diversion Chief.
THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY MAY APPROVE OR DENY ANY DIVERSION APPLICATION IN THEIR SOLE DISCRETION FOR ANY LAWFUL REASON